Manchester United have been charged by the Football Association with failing “to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion” in their win over Brighton.
The charge relates to an incident in the 53rd minute, when United players surrounded the referee after Lewis Dunk’s challenge on Anthony Elanga.
The referee, Peter Bankes initially booked Dunk but sent off the Brighton captain after being told to consult the pitchside monitor by VAR Jarred Gillett.
After the game, Brighton manager Graham Potter said: “It was a yellow card. Adam Webster was on the cover and it was not clear and obvious he can’t get there, so I don’t understand the intervention.
“Once [the referee] goes to the screen, there is only one outcome.”
Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes was booked for the part he played in United’s protests.
Potter added: “You need the referee and VAR to make decisions outside of any external calls.”
Speaking on the behaviour of United’s players, the Brighton manager said “I don’t blame them. They have to do their bit for their team.”
Manchester United have until Monday to respond.